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7.11.2017

The Water Side of Our Business


Atkore’s PVC brands have a significant PVC water and plumbing pipe business, which supplies plastic products for irrigation, DWV (Drain-Waste-Vent), well casing and sewer and drain systems. The Atkore water pipe business also has significant possibilities for growth. According to a 2007 EPA survey, the nationwide infrastructure need is estimated…


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7.10.2017

All Atkore LEED Letters Updated to LEED Version 4


LEED, also known as “Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design”, is a green building certification program that recognizes building strategies and practices. There are different tiers of LEED certification such as Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum; the level of certification depends on how many points a project is able to…


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6.4.2017

NSF Certification and Atkore’s PVC Brands


Atkore’s PVC brands manufacture a series of product lines for use in non-electrical applications, which often require certification by the National Sanitation Foundation. Choosing a product certified by NSF lets you know the company complies with strict standards and procedures imposed by NSF. From extensive product testing and material analyses…


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4.7.2017

The National Electrical Code Process Explained


The National Electrical Code® (NEC®), or NFPA 70, is a regionally adoptable standard for the installation of electrical wiring and equipment developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). As with all NFPA standards, development of the NEC is an open process built on a consensus of input from the…


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3.30.2017

How 2017 NEC Code Changes Impact Atkore Electrical Raceway Products


When considering which electrical raceway product to use for your project, knowing what is allowed by the National Electrical Code® (NEC) is crucial. The NEC is a living document that is on a three year revision cycle which means you need to be aware of any changes as revisions are…


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10.3.2016

New Opportunities for Atkore Products With Growth of Alternative Energy Industry


According to a report recently issued by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), alternative energy is poised for significant growth.  That’s good news for Atkore, since we have several products that are used in this continuously-evolving industry, including conduits, fittings, metal framing, Liquid Tight Flexible Conduit, MC Cable, cable tray…


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9.5.2016

Earning Our Marks: A Critical Part of the Atkore Mission


Conformity Assessment is a critical foundation component of the Atkore mission statement and its successful implementation.  Many of our product lines are required to comply with a product standard that is used in building or other installation codes in North America. This system allows for the safe and effective use…


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8.3.2016

Conflict Minerals: Reporting as a Public Company


Three years ago, as a privately held company, Atkore International adopted and implemented a conflict minerals policy. The policy consists of an annual review of Atkore products and raw materials, a reasonable country of origin inquiry for raw materials, and supplier terms and conditions which require our suppliers to certify…


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3.28.2016

NEMA Standards Play a Vital Role in Manufacturing of Atkore Electrical Raceway Products


Atkore International manufactures a number of electrical raceways, which we define as “the mechanical infrastructure that deploys, isolates and protects a structure’s electrical circuitry from source to outlet.”   Before Atkore can successfully implement its Mission Statement (To be the Customer’s first choice for electrical raceway and mechanical product and solutions,…


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3.9.2016

Atkore’s Domestic and Environmental Certification Process


In the past, there has been some confusion regarding Atkore’s domestic and environmental certification process. Certification plays an important role in the sales function as well as the compliance aspect of our business.  As an example, steel products manufactured and/or mined and melted here in the United States are often…


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